Health IT editor shares top trends to follow in 2023
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by Karen Blum
3d ago
Colin Hung What health IT trends should reporters look out for in 2023? I spoke with Colin Hung, chief marketing officer and editor of Healthcare IT Today, for insight.  This year, look for hospitals to roll out the red carpet in efforts to woo patients back into their physical spaces, and a rightsizing of telehealth, Hung said. His comments may spur additional story ideas for journalists. Trends to watch include: Hospitals investing in patient-facing technologies to get them in the door. Patients have not fully returned to their health care providers at pre-pandemic levels f ..read more
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Why freelancers should attend Health Journalism 2023
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by Jeanne Erdmann and Barbara Mantel
6d ago
Photo by Paola RodriguezEditors attentively listen to freelancers pitch their ideas. Come to Health Journalism 2023 in St. Louis to network with fellow freelancers, generate more story ideas than you can handle, pitch a range of top-notch editors and learn about the latest developments in health from more than 50 expert panels. The deadline for registering for the conference is February 17, 2023. We hope to see the largest contingent of freelancers ever. And don’t forget to apply for one of the many fellowships available to help defray the costs of attending.  PitchFest PitchFest is on ..read more
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What to know about the state of patient safety
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by Mary Chris Jaklevic
1w ago
Photo by RODNAE Productions via pexels. In the last year many prominent voices have raised alarms about deficiencies in patient safety, just as staffing shortages have heightening concerns about harm due to inadequate care. Here are five key points that have emerged. 1. Measures of patient safety worsened during the pandemic. Rates of some hospital-associated infections tracked by the CDC increased in 2020 and 2021 following several years of improvement. Data show that falls and bed sores also increased. Not surprisingly, some hospitals saw their safety scores slip. Patients reported that c ..read more
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AHCJ welcomes first-ever environmental health core topic leader
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by Erica Tricarico
1w ago
Elizabeth Aguilera AHCJ recently welcomed Elizabeth Aguilera, a California-based independent health reporter, as the organization’s first environmental health core topic leader. “We’re excited to have a new focus area on environmental health,” said Kelsey Ryan, AHCJ’s executive director. “Health care is a nuanced and diverse subject and these core topics — ranging from aging to mental health to health equity and now environment — show that diversity.” Aguilera, a California native, recently worked for CalMatters, where she covered health care policy, the health and welfare of children and y ..read more
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Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams to host a ‘fireside chat’ at HJ23
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by Katherine Reed
2w ago
Dr. Jerome Adams COLUMBIA — Dr. Jerome Adams who served under President Donald J. Trump from September 2017 until January 2021 as the 20th Surgeon General of the United States, will speak at the Association of Health Care Journalists’ annual conference in St. Louis in March. Adams’ “fireside chat” at noon Friday at the Union Station Hotel will focus on “What COVID can teach us about our nation’s health, and ourselves,” moderated by AHCJ Executive Director Kelsey Ryan. As Surgeon General and a prior member of the President’s Coronavirus task force, Adams has been on the frontlines of America ..read more
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Why journalists should follow bird flu closely in coming months
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by Bara Vaida
2w ago
Photo by Italo Melo via pexels. As you look for infectious disease stories (other than COVID-19), consider getting up to speed on avian flu, which could worsen this spring as birds migrate north with warming weather. While the present bird flu virus hasn’t yet demonstrated the ability to spread among humans, it is extremely contagious among wild birds and chickens that lay eggs, playing a role in the rising price of eggs. And like all contagious viruses, there is a possibility that a genetic shift in the pathogen could make it dangerous for people at some point in the future ..read more
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Author Tracy Kidder and physician to the homeless Jim O’Connell to keynote HJ23
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by Katherine Reed
3w ago
Tracy Kidder (courtesy of author) COLUMBIA — Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder and the subject of his new book, Boston physician to the homeless Jim O’Connell, will keynote the Association of Health Care Journalists’ annual conference on March 9 in St. Louis. Kidder chronicled the life of global health pioneer Paul Farmer in the 2003 bestseller “Mountains Beyond Mountains.” He won the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award in 1982 for “The Soul of a New Machine.” He has written more than 10 books. Dr. Jim O’Connell (courtesy of Boston Health Care) O’Connell is the president of th ..read more
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A niche mental health newsroom eyes expansion   
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by Katti Gray
3w ago
Mind Site News website screenshot MindSiteNews.org is the nation’s only news organization exclusively covering mental health. It’s an outgrowth of a smaller website at Steinberg Institute, a nonprofit organization focused on mental health care and policy in California that veteran health and mental health journalist and AHCJ award-winner Rob Waters launched in September 2021. Waters, Mind Site’s founding editor, is a former Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellow whose work has appeared in publications including Health Affairs, Kaiser Health News, STAT and The Washing ..read more
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Why race equity plans matter and how to report on them
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by Margarita Birnbaum
3w ago
Photo via Canva Dallas is among cities, counties and other local governments that have recently adopted race equity plans. In the 2022-2023 goals and metrics report, city officials have said they want to track their goals, which include tracking air quality in certain areas and upgrading water and sewer lines in neighborhoods that haven’t seen investment for decades. There’s a line in there about improving the health of the city’s Black and Hispanic residents, who represent more than 60% of the population of the country’s ninth-largest city and are more likely than their ..read more
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Applications open for Health Journalism 2023 fellowships
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by AHCJ Staff
1M ago
With the support of AHCJ’s generous funders, financial assistance will be available to a limited number of journalists who wish to attend Health Journalism 2023 in St. Louis March 9-12, 2023.  Typically, conference fellowships are place-based and open to full-time print, broadcast and online journalists, as well as part-timers or freelancers who derive the majority of their income from journalism. If selected for a fellowship, fellows may be asked to write an AHCJ story post and/or take some photos or shoot video during a conference session. Available Health Journalism 2023 conference fe ..read more
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